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Fusion Fajitas-Top Dish in National State/County Fair Recipe Contest

2010 SPAM® Fusion Fajitas
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March 15, 2010

Austin, Minn.

“Fusion Fajitas” is the national grand prize winning recipe in the “Great American SPAM Championship”

“Fusion Fajitas” is the national grand prize winning recipe in the “Great American SPAM Championship,” an annual recipe contest at state and county fairs across the country. The fajitas feature sauteed SPAM® Classic, red bell peppers and onions wrapped in tortillas with a sweet and spicy pineapple salsa.

FUSION FAJITAS

FOR SALSA:

1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained

1 (4-ounce) can diced jalapenos, drained

1/4 cup sliced green onions

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 cup teriyaki sauce

FOR FAJITAS:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, sliced into thin wedges

1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

1 (12-ounce) can SPAM® Classic, cut into 1/4-inch thick strips

8 fajita-size flour tortillas, warmed

Cooking Directions:

In medium bowl, combine all salsa ingredients; set aside. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell peppers. Saute for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned and softened; remove from skillet and set aside. In same skillet, add SPAM® Classic and fry until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Return onions and peppers to skillet and stir to combine with the SPAM® Classic. Spoon SPAM® mixture onto flour tortillas. Top with salsa and enjoy! Serves 4-6.

Stacy Slagor of California, a first time cooking competitor, created the fajitas. She won out of 40 first place winning recipes from fairs around the country, from the L.A. and San Diego county fairs to the state fairs of New York, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Texas, Wisconsin, and more.

Other contenders (800+ people took part) were a “SPAM® Pot Pie,” a “SPAM® Game Day Club” and a “Recession-Buster SPAM® Pea Soup.”)

Hormel Foods Test Kitchens led the national judging and credited Slagor for her tasty twist on a classic and delicious dish. For her grand prize, Slagor is off to Hawaii this spring for an all expense paid trip to the Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival (April 24, 2010).

SPAM is a registered trademark of Hormel Foods, LLC for a family of products.

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats for 2014, was named the 2013 Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine, and was again named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the seventh year in a row. Hormel Foods was also recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine, on the 2015 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2015 40 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit https://www.hormelfoods.com.